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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Jacqueline Woodson describe her mother teaching her to cook in "Lessons"?
(a) Collared greens.
(b) Pot roast.
(c) Cornbread.
(d) Pancakes.

2. Why was Roman's bed pulled away from the wall when he returned home from the hospital?
(a) So he would not hit his head on the wall.
(b) So he would stop crying.
(c) So that he could not eat the paint.
(d) So he would be unable to reach the curtains.

3. Where does the poet describe Bernie and Peaches moving in "Moving Again"?
(a) To Bedford-Stuyvesant.
(b) To Harlem.
(c) To Queens.
(d) To Far Rockaway.

4. The poem "Saturday Morning" explores Jackie's longing for Greenville through her descriptions of what aspect?
(a) The smells.
(b) The food.
(c) The houses.
(d) The sounds.

5. How many syllables comprise traditional haiku format?
(a) 6.
(b) 12.
(c) 9.
(d) 17.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where does the poet describe her mother working in an office in "Lessons"?

2. What does Mary Anne bring home for her children in "Another Way"?

3. What does the poet describe Hope performing in "Hope Onstage"?

4. Where is the church that Mary Anne took her children to attend in Brooklyn?

5. What did Uncle Robert give to Mary Anne when he moved to New York?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does the poet describe her learning methods in "Writing #2"?

2. Where does the author describe Grandma Georgiana sitting on the bus in "What Everybody Knows Now"? Why did she sit here?

3. What does the poet describe Gunnar impressing upon her in "Daddy This Time"?

4. How does the author describe her aunt in the poem "Caroline But We Called Her Aunt Kay, Some Memories"?

5. How has the setting of Jackie's grandparents' home changed in "Daddy This Time"?

6. What does the poet describe thinking about as she eats breakfast in "Saturday Morning"?

7. What made Jacqueline Woodson relate to the character of Stevie, as seen in "Stevie and Me"? Who is Stevie?

8. What gifts does the author describe her mother bringing to her and her siblings in "Another Way"? Why did she bring them these items?

9. Who is described as "The Other Woodson" in the poem by this name? To whom is this individual compared?

10. How does the author compare her family members in "Genetics"?

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